Learn how to ADAPT to the needs of all your students!
Using the research-validated A-D-A-P-T model as a mnemonic, problem-solving approach, and an instructional guide, this new text clearly promotes the thoughtful practices and adaptations that have been proven as the most effective means to teach hard-to-reach students.
Features designed to help you teach all your students:
- Opening Challenge. Each chapter begins with a case study illustrating a teaching challenge, which is then revisited throughout the chapter, to demonstrate how theory applies to real situations.
- ADAPT in Action. Integrated directly within the text discussion, this illustrative feature applies the ADAPT Framework to the student and teacher introduced in the Opening Challenge scenarios. In this feature, the teacher “thinks out loud” using the ADAPT Framework, allowing readers to follow the problem-solving steps as they are applied by the teacher.
- ADAPT Framework. This feature provides a helpful summary chart that applies the ADAPT model to practical, oft-encountered teaching and learning topics. For ease of reference, the ADAPT Framework is also included on the bookmark attached to the back cover.
- Making a Difference. A collection of first-person essays written by classroom teachers, special educators, and parents, these offer realistic insights and positive experiences about the impact of inclusive settings on the success of students with disabilities and other special learning needs, and their families.
- Working Together. Provides practical advice for how an idea or concept can be taught using a collaborativeapproach involving other school professionals and/or family members.
- What Works. Presents key research-to-practice findings or interesting, classroom-based statistics that are relevant to topics within each chapter.
- Considering Diversity. Highlights a specific idea from a cultural or linguistic perspective, displaying ways to consider factors of diversity as they relate to academic instruction and management.
- Tech Notes. This feature provides readers with information about assistive and instructional technologies that can be employed with students that have learning and behavior problems. Examples from classrooms are used to show practical applications.
- CEC, INTASC, and Praxis II Standards. INTASC Core Principles, CEC Knowledge and Skill Core Standards, and Praxis II Core Content Knowledge standards are correlated to each chapter in end-of-chapter charts to relate concepts presented in the text to professional standards.